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Chocolate Cake



  • 1.

    Beat the suger & butter or margering together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • 2.

    Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.

  • 3.

    Sift the fours,cocoa powder,baking powder & bicarbonate of soda together and

  • 4.

    Carefully fold it into the mixture. Then add vanilla essence.

  • 5.

    Pour into the prepared tin & bake in a preheated oven 180C for 30 - 35 minutes.

  • 6.

    Leave the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

  • 7.

    To make the syrup, gently heat water, sugar, rum together in a small saucepan

  • 8.

    And bring to the boil for 3 minutes until soft.

  • 9.

    Drizzle the syrup over the cake and leave for at 1 hour to allow the syrup to soak in.

  • 10.

    Dust with the icing sugar before serving.

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